Help 999 know exactly where
what3words has given every 3m square a unique combination of three words. People are using the free app to help 999 know exactly where to find incidents.
Watch and share real stories to raise awareness of how what3words can help in emergencies, outdoor activities and deliveries.
Watch and share real stories
Miller’s tractor accident
When Miller and his Nanny got hit by a tractor in their car, Miller told 999 exactly where they needed help.
Jason’s kayak incident
When he got in trouble on a remote loch in Scotland, Jason used what3words to tell mountain rescue where to find him.
Valerie’s car crash
When Valerie and and her daughter got into a car crash, she had no idea where they were. The police found them using what3words.
Wayne’s air ambulance rescue
Wayne fell off his bike and fractured his femur. He was in a remote location and needed help urgently. The air ambulance found him easily with what3words.
Sarah’s bike accident
When Sarah fell off her bike and dislocated her elbow, she used what3words to describe her precise location to the local ambulance service.
Michelle the running coach
Whether she’s out on the fells, or exploring the moors, Michelle knows she can help emergency services pinpoint her exact location.
Aneela the 999 call handler
After over 20 years at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Aneela knows how hard it is for people to say where an incident is. She sends help faster with what3words.
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Julie the horse rider
Julie uses what3words to stay safe. As Safety Advisor to the British Horse Society, she advises people to save the what3words address of their stables entrance in case of an emergency.
Phil the photographer
Phil uses what3words to give his fans and followers the exact location of where each photograph was captured. It makes it easy for them to visit the place themselves.
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Learn to use the app
Start finding, sharing and saving precise locations in the free what3words app.
Emergency services using what3words